Wiel Arets, STILLS, A timeline of ideas, articles and interviews 1982-2010
The monograph STILLS for the Dutch architect Wiel Arets is based on his career as an architect. STILLS shows the development of the oeuvre, shows the projects, expands upon the theoretical background and offers insight into the sources of inspiration and fascination of Wiel Arets himself. From his very early beginnings to his striking and unique personal vision on the future of urban development. We placed all the content – images and text – on a timeline, and because of that, the rhythm of text and images is continuous changing and never the same, because some years have more images or text than others. Wiel uses a lot of glass and concrete in his buildings and therefor we used silver, white and black throughout the whole book. The images are in a very special way lithographed and look as if the black part is printed on a silver background. The typographical form of the titles, made out of fragments of the Aperçu, is made to emphasize that the book is a compilation of fragments of his ongoing career.
i.c.w. Edwin van Gelder (Mainstudio)
printed by robstolk
Awarded as a Best Verzorgd Boek 2011